Modern Philosophy (PHIL 220/001)

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Instructor: Craig Warmke. This course meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. in Caldwell 103.

In this course, we will approach important philosophical questions through the lens of the great philosophical systems from the 17th and 18th centuries. Is there an external world? If there is, what’s it like? What makes a person now the same person in the future? What’s the relationship between mind and body? Does God exist? What’s causation? Could the world have been different in any way? We’ll discuss these questions and others through the works of Descartes, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Spinoza, Malebranche, Anne Conway, Leibniz, Berkeley, and Hume. One previous course in philosophy is required.

Course requirements include two take-home examinations.

Craig Warmke’s webpage